Our mission is to provide essential home and
community-based care that maximizes independence

Our mission is to provide essential home and community-based care that maximizes independence

Senior Connections

Senior ConnectionsSenior Connections, formerly the DeKalb Community Council On Aging, was founded in 1973 to respond to the problem of hunger among our elderly population. Operating out of the basement of a local church, the organization delivered meals to the elderly in Decatur, Georgia.

Today, we are one of the largest non-profit providers of home and community-based care for seniors in Georgia. We have grown to provide services in five greater Atlanta and middle Georgia counties including DeKalb, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Bibb. Last year, with the support of skilled professionals and community volunteers, Senior Connections was able to produce 492,175 nutritionally-balanced, freshly prepared meals for distribution through our Meals on Wheels program, provide 73,374 hours of in-home care to our frailest senior clients, and spend $330,000 on 35 senior home repair projects.

While the array of programs offered and the area served has expanded over the last four decades, Senior Connections’ mission has remained the same - to provide essential home and community-based care that maximizes independence. To promote a better quality of life, personal choice and independence, we offer comprehensive services to seniors (62+) so they may live in their homes and communities and avoid residential/institutional care for as long as possible. Senior Connections provides home delivered meals, in-home care, and home repair to more than 4,500 seniors and their caregivers in Metro Atlanta and Middle Georgia. Additionally, we run four neighborhood senior centers in DeKalb County, where we facilitate health and wellness classes, trips, health fairs, and activities that engage the mind and body slowing the progression of commonly known ailments among the elderly such as dementia and depression.

Core Programs Senior Connections offers: